There are several injectables and neuromodulators on the market today that treat age-related skin concerns. The most common neuromodulator is Botox. Dysport is a similar injectable that’s also derived from botulinum toxin type A, but preferable for treating specific areas of the skin.
In this article, we’ll discuss Dysport injections and what they can effectively treat.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is an FDA-approved neuromodulator that features botulinum toxin type A as its main ingredient. When injected into the skin, Dysport can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles that form as the result of making certain facial expressions over time.
Dysport is often used to treat frown lines that appear between the eyebrows. These lines can take on the appearance of the number 11. Many people find that such frown lines make them look angry, even when they aren’t.
Dysport can also treat other expression lines, such as horizontal lines on the forehead and crow’s feet. In some cases, the injections may be used to smooth horizontal lines on the neck (commonly known as “tech neck”), bunny lines on the nose, and dimples on the chin.
What Are the Benefits of Dysport?
Dysport has numerous benefits, several of which are outlined below.
Unlike other treatments, Dysport injections can be performed in under 15 minutes. Once our team knows the areas you want to treat, they can easily inject Dysport into the designated areas to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The fast treatment time makes Dysport an attractive option for patients who don’t have a lot of extra time in their schedules for other procedures.
Another benefit of Dysport is the lack of a recovery period following the injections. You can return to your regular activities as soon as your Dysport treatment is over. No one will even know you had an injectable treatment unless you choose to tell them.
Dysport injections can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Patients often wish they had undergone Dysport injections sooner, as the positive results can be significant. If you want a more youthful appearance, Dysport can make it happen.
Those who don’t already have wrinkles, but are genetically predisposed to them in certain circumstances, will appreciate the preventative care that Dysport injections can provide.
When injected into certain areas of the face, Dysport prevents the muscles from contracting. The reduction of muscle use delays the appearance of lines, and in some cases, it can prevent them altogether.
The results from Dysport have been shown to last longer than Botox. Botox injectables last between three and six months, while individuals using Dysport often don’t need maintenance treatment for six months. With fewer treatment sessions, Dysport may be a more affordable alternative for those seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Results May Appear Quicker
Patients often report their results from Dysport are visible within two days following treatment. In contrast, optimal results from Botox may take up to a week to appear. Those looking for a quick solution could find that Dysport is their best choice.
What Can I Expect During a Dysport Treatment?
Before receiving Dysport injections, you’ll undergo a full consultation with one of our experienced team members. We want to understand your concerns and what you’re trying to achieve with injectables.
We’ll ask you for your medical history and a list of medications you’re currently taking to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
On the day of your appointment, we’ll cleanse the area to be treated. We can offer you a local numbing cream, but most patients find it unnecessary. A small needle will be inserted into the skin to inject Dysport where it will be most effective.
To best determine the treatment sites, we’ll ask you to make certain facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, and laughing. This helps us know where the muscles are causing the lines to appear on your face.
Your entire appointment should last about 20 minutes. Following the appointment, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities without needing a recovery period. We’ll provide you with a list of instructions to follow to care for your skin in the coming days.
Results often last up to six months. At that point, you can schedule a maintenance treatment with us to preserve your results.
Can Dysport Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Dysport is commonly combined with other injectables, such as dermal fillers, to obtain the best results. As a neuromodulator, Dysport is best for treating lines and wrinkles that appear as the result of making facial expressions continually over time.
In contrast, dermal fillers typically address sagging facial skin and wrinkles that occur between the nose and mouth.
Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally produced in the body. Over time, hyaluronic acid production begins to slow, resulting in hollow areas that appear on the face and more pronounced wrinkles. Dermal fillers can help to resolve these issues.
When used in combination with Dysport or other neuromodulators, dermal fillers can provide effects similar to a complete facelift without the recovery time.
Is Dysport Right for You?
If you’re considering injectables like Dysport, don’t wait to contact Revive Wellness Group in Perrysburg, OH. Our trained team is highly knowledgeable in the field of injectables, including Dysport. We’ll help you determine whether Dysport is the right treatment for you.
Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.